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Out With Cancer's "Please Ask/Please Tell" campaign launches today, encouraging LGBT Cancer Survivors and all Health Care providers to be open about risk, diagnosis, morbidity and outcomes related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer survivorship.

By |2015-05-06T14:09:48-04:00May 24th, 2010|Advocacy|0 Comments

National LGBT Cancer Project Letter to American Cancer Society

John R. Seffrin, PhD Chief Executive Officer American Cancer Society Dear Dr. Seffrin: I write to you today with the hope of getting a greater understanding about why The American Cancer Society’s Pinellas County branch canceled an LGBT-focused Relay For Life that was scheduled for March 21, 2010.  As described by the event's organizer, Bobby [...]

By |2015-05-06T14:11:04-04:00April 27th, 2010|Advocacy|0 Comments

American Cancer Society Gives in to Homophobia-Cancels LGBT Cancer Event

The American Cancer Society’s Pinellas County branch canceled the first-ever LGBT-focused Relay For Life that was slated for March 21.  See Out With Cancer's letter to the American Cancer Society at http://lgbtcancer.com/out-with-cancer-letter-to-acs-regarding-homophobia/ The event would have been the first of its kind in the country and organizer Bobby Poth was enthusiastic about its potential success. [...]

By |2015-05-06T14:12:10-04:00April 27th, 2010|Advocacy|0 Comments

President Obama Issues Memo on LGBT Health Issues

President tells Lambda Legal client that what happened to her was ‘outrageous’ and thanks her for her courage. Late today Lambda Legal learned that, after signing a memo directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to take steps to address hospital visitation and other health care issues affecting LGBT families, President Barack Obama called [...]

By |2015-05-06T14:27:25-04:00April 16th, 2010|Advocacy|0 Comments

Five Senators request investigation into LGBT exclusion from Clinical Trials

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), along with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Kirstin Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) today asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to investigate reports that gay and lesbians are being excluded from medical clinical trials. A recent study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine found [...]

By |2015-05-06T14:15:56-04:00April 15th, 2010|Advocacy|0 Comments